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Utility Work to Alter Traffic Pattern Friday

Utility work as part of the Col. Jameson Boulevard construction project will alter traffic patterns on Sperryville Pike near its intersection with Virginia Avenue for several hours starting at about 9 a.m., Friday.

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"Heaven's Gate" film. Courtesy photo.
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Readers have chosen their favorites

Several weeks ago we asked our readers to take a few minutes, go to our website and vote for their favorite among a group of categories.

Sing, Sing, Sing

The Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute Music Tour came to Culpeper Monday morning. The 87 member concert choir, chamber singers, concert band and jazz band under the direction of conductors Tim Taves and Andrew Klassen debuted at the State Theatre. Their performance and visit was truly memorable. Photo by Ian Chini.
I attended a concert at the State Theatre, a concert that happened on a serendipitous note and a performance that left the audience on its feet.

Sheriff issues After-Prom Report

About 80 students attended the after-prom party at Eastern View High School Saturday night (April 12).

Meet Pranas Rimeikis: Candidate for town council

Pranas Rimeikis lives in a large brick home on East Street. Photo by Anita Sherman
Pranas Rimeikis was mayor of the Town of Culpeper when I took on the editorship of the Culpeper Times in 2008.

Hitting the greens benefits youth group

On Friday, April 25, Meadows Farms Golf Course will be the scene of an annual golf marathon to benefit Young Life Culpeper.

Law enforcement inspired by survivor

Kristina Anderson was in Room 211 in Norris Hall on April 16, 2007. She survived the Virginia Tech shootings. Anderson was the featured speaker at last week's National Crime Victims' Rights Week luncheon. She is pictured here with director Mark Nowacki. Culpeper Times Staff Photo/Anita Sherman.
Mark Nowacki described last week's National Crime Victims' Rights Week luncheon and awards ceremony as a “pinnacle” in his experience as director of the county's crime prevention/witness program.

MedExpress excels in care

The staff at MedExpress are proud of their latest achievement – to earn national status as a top rate urgent care facility. Photo by Ian Chini.
For any urgent care medical facility to be cited for excellence is quite an achievement.

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Woman attacked in Potomac Mills parking lot

Attempted Abduction with Intent to Defile | Strangulation – On March 20th at 9:29PM, officers responded to a parking lot located in the area of Potomac Mills Cir and Nazarene Way in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate an attempted abduction. The victim, a 34 year old woman of Lorton, reported to police that she was standing next to her vehicle after getting off of work when she was approached by an unknown man who asked the victim for directions. During the encounter, the man grabbed the victim and began to choke her leading to a struggle. Both the victim and the suspect fell to the ground, at which point, the man continued to strangle the victim. The man demanded the victim’s car keys and attempted to force her into the backseat of the vehicle. After a struggle, the suspect fled on foot. Minor injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspect.

State police issue Amber Alert

Virginia state police are looking for 11-year-old Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn. Lucas Guinn is a white male, 4’8” tall, 84 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red and black shirt and blue jean pants. Lucas was last seen at Lebanon Middle School in Russell. He is believed to have been abducted by Jimmy Donald Guinn a white male age 67. Jimmy Guinn is 5’11”, 235 lbs., with brown/partially gray hair and blue eyes. The child is believed to be in extreme danger.

Police Reports: 03-19-14

**INCIDENTS** Attempted Residential Burglary – On March 18th at 1:37PM, officers responded to an apartment located in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a burglary in progress. A resident of the apartment reported to police that she heard someone knocking on her front door.

Police Reports 03-18-14

**UPDATES** Rape | Burglary with Intent to Defile *ARREST* – On March 14th, detectives from the Special Victims Unit were able to identify the suspect involved in the sexual assault which occurred at a residence located in Manassas on March 9th.

Bus had just stopped in Woodbridge

Police have a final, confirmed count of passengers in this morning's I-95 bus crash: 58 total passengers plus the driver. The bus driver is being held on a $5,000 unsecured bond at Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford County on the reckless driving charge.

Bus crash update: two lanes open

At 4:05 a.m. Monday (March 17, 2014), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the 137 mile marker in Stafford County. As of 8:30 a.m., two lanes of southbound traffic are open. A commercial passenger bus was traveling south on I-95 when it ran off the left side of the road and overturned onto its side. Only four of the bus’s 54 passengers suffered serious injuries. None of the passengers’ injuries are life threatening and there are no reported fatalities.

Passenger bus crashes on 95; south lanes closed

At 4:05 a.m. Monday (March 17, 2014), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the 136 mile marker in Stafford County. The crash involves a commercial passenger bus with at least 50 passengers on board. At least four suffered serious injuries and been transported to a nearby hospital. There are no reported fatalities at this time. State police requested the assistance of Stafford County to provide school buses to transport passengers from the scene and are coordinating to provide shelter from existing weather conditions. Shortly before 5 a.m. passengers began loading the buses and leaving the scene. At this time, all southbound lanes of Interstate 95 are closed to through traffic. Motorists are advised to be prepared for significant traffic delays due to the interstate closure and road conditions resulting from the weather.

Body found under I-95 ramp in Dale City

At 8:03 a.m. Sunday (March 16, 2014), Virginia State Police was notified of man's body being spotted under the Exit 156 ramp from Dale Boulevard to southbound I-95. Further investigation by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Fairfax Field Office confirms it is a male subject. Preliminary examination of the body suggests no foul play was involved in the man's death. His remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner for complete examination and autopsy. He was a resident of a nearby homeless encampment.

Culpeper: Snow Emergency Route in effect 10 p.m. Sunday

With another significant snow storm predicted, Culpeper Town Manager Dewey Cashwell will activate, at 10 p.m. Sunday, the town’s Snow Emergency Route plan that prohibits parking and abandoning vehicles on specifically named roads and streets in town.

GMU under bomb threat

Police are investigating a bomb threat on the George Mason University Campus. Evacuations have been ordered and Governor's School students are being released to parents due to the continuing investigation. Parents picking up students should bring proof of identification to the Freedom Center. Everyone is safe.

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